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Nothing is possible without hope

What would a person be without hope? That is why it is of such crucial importance to know what to hope for! Straight from the Chief Apostle: “The Holy Spirit nourishes our hope in eternal life. We wait for the return of the Lord and hold fast to this hope in trust and love.”

After getting to know the congregation in Walvis Bay, Namibia, the Chief Apostle made his way to South Africa. On 15 December…


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The sacraments (1): Signs of the love of God

There are moments in our life of faith when heaven and earth practically touch. And these moments are so important that they have a name all to themselves: sacraments. What are these? Where do they originate? What do they accomplish? — Introducing a brand new series.

When a bride and bridegroom give rings to one another, they are more than mere symbols. They constitute a promise—and their love is t…


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Earn nothing and receive everything

What do you mean: “God is righteous”? When things go so well for some and so terribly for others? Where some are elected and others are not? How does it all fit together? The answer is: “there is grace for all”.

“The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works.” — This Bible text from Psalm 145: 17 comprised the basis of the divine service on 13 December in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

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Craftsmanship for the table of the Lord

Retired Shepherd Christoph Müller has a very special perspective on the celebration of Holy Communion. This is because many of the chalices containing the wafers originate from the workshop of the master metalworker.

Anyone who has ever set foot into the workshop in the Saxon town of Wurzen, Germany will quickly get a feel for how complex this job really is: machines, tools, sheets of metal, and mo…


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Christ makes free (2) — the example of Jesus

Jesus desires to liberate mankind, not only in the far distant future, but already now, already here and today. How will He do this? By serving as our example! Featured here is the second part of the opening service on the annual motto for 2020.nac.today … torage/master/file/23738717/12092888.jpg" controls> vod.ink … /smil:nacfiles/800196.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" /> vod.ink/storage/nactoday/800196_480p.m…


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Opening divine services of the New Year

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider kicked off the year 2020 with a divine service in Neuchâtel, the French-speaking capital of the Swiss canton of Neuenburg. His core message: “Christ makes free!”

The New Apostolic motto for the year 2020—“Christ makes free”—is now in effect around the world. As usual for a number of years now, the international Church leader also published an annual motto on 1 Janua…


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What we can learn from John the Baptist

John the Baptist prepared the way for the arrival of the Messiah—today the congregation prepares the way for the return of Christ—two core statements from the Fellbach sermon conducted by the Chief Apostle. And he also went on to explain how it all works.

Fellbach, Southern Germany, 8 December 2019: Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider conducts a divine service on the second Sunday of Advent with a lar…


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Annual motto gives wings to creativity

A single thought brought to life in many cultures—the diversity of logo ideas for the 2020 annual motto “Christ makes free” is as colourful as life itself. What stands out this time: many of the designers have given the motto graphic wings.

Hardly had the New Year been rung in when all sorts of logo designs began popping up in the social networks: some of these were the work of enthusiastic Church…


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Back to Jesus

“We must be careful to ensure that this does not happen to us,” appealed Chief Apostle Schneider. A sermon about pitfalls that is nevertheless encouraging — and not only for ministers.

On Sunday, 17 November 2019, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider conducted a divine service for ministers in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Given that the service followed on the heels of the International District Apostle Me…


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In Harmony with the creation

“Estância Fazendinha” (little farm): this is the name of the leisure park operated by Shepherd Rodolfo Mucha and his wife Analice in southwestern Brazil—and wherever possible, they do so in harmony with God’s creation, which is especially beautiful here.

The picturesque site stretches along the shores of the Moji-Guaçú River: visitors can admire ecological hiking trails through untouched forest, an…


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Christ makes free (1) — the love of God

There is only One who is absolutely free: God. He is so free that He can even love each and every human being unconditionally and without limits. And He has a plan—here is the first part of the opening divine service on the annual motto for 2020.nac.today … torage/master/file/23663769/12050874.jpg" controls> vod.ink … /smil:nacfiles/797662.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" /> vod.ink/storage/nactoday/797662_480p…


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Christians remain and build

Life brings us many challenges. Christians approach these with trust in God and love for their neighbour. And this is revealed very practically in the help they offer their neighbour, namely by building and remaining.

South East Asia: Typhoons and earthquakes at Christmas

“Christmas and New Year’s Day are among the happiest days of the year for a Filipino family,” writes NAC SEA Relief Fund, the aid…


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Pastoral journey into new territory

Right at the start of the New Year, the international Church leader will travel to Angola. There are two unfamiliar stops awaiting him in Nzagi and Dundo, two cities in the north and northeast of the country, respectively. Here are some impressions.

Two divine services and a church concert: on 11 and 12 January 2020, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will travel to Nzagi and Dundo—and it will be the…


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The poor in spirit will enter the kingdom of heaven

Anyone can be poor in spirit. But why would anyone want be poor in spirit anyway? In order to attain eternal salvation. After all, this kind of poverty is a fundamental prerequisite for salvation—for both rich and poor alike!

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” It was with this familiar Bible passage from Matthew 5: 3 that Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider served t…


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Interpreting signs — a vote of non-confidence

So the signs of the time are frightening. Which means that the return of Christ must be near, right? The Chief Apostle responds to this notion in a recent article: such attempts at interpretation are doomed to fail. Following is a summary. .

Does contemporary history provide us with clear indications concerning the current status of salvation history? Does it make sense to see the signs of the time…


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The year 2020 will be a good one

A new year brings new reasons for gladness. Will 2020 be an “acceptable year”? Yes—because grace means we are permitted to experience fellowship with Jesus Christ. And there is always so much grace with Him—enough for everyone.

What will the new year bring? More or less all people ask themselves that question. The Christian response to it is relatively simple and robust: the new year will once agai…


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Where yesterday is already today

The New Year had already begun at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, 31 December 2019—relative to Coordinated Universal Time: UTC + 14—while the corks only began popping in London on Wednesday, 1 January at 12:00 AM. And it’s all because of the International Date Line!

And there are some even more remarkable phenomena: at present, Apia, the capital city of the South Pacific island state of Samoa, is a full 25 ho…


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Reasons to give gifts—and give thanks!

Christmas is a time for gifts and the New Year is a reason to celebrate. This is also how the New Apostolic Church around the globe presents itself. Here is a closer look at the intended recipients of these gifts and just what there is to celebrate.

Music brings in support

“Sing Christmas!” — It was under this motto that children’s choirs, youth choirs, and adult choirs as well as a number of instru…


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community 1/2020: New Year, new motto

With its latest edition, the Church magazine “community” begins its sixth year of publication. The top subjects this time around include “What truly makes free” — “What God really wants” — and “When Christ will return”.

“Christ makes free” — that is the motto for the year 2020. In his editorial in the latest issue of “community”, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider explains what this could mean for pe…


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"Christ makes free" — Motto for the year 2020

Freedom — this is a sublime and precious commodity! There is only one who can provide true freedom: Jesus Christ! "Christ makes free"—this is the motto for the year 2020. The Chief Apostle explains its content in his address for the New Year.nac.today … torage/master/file/23452497/11955309.jpg" controls> vod.ink … /smil:nacfiles/793022.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" /> vod.ink/storage/nactoday/793022_480p.mp4…


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